The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Republic of Ireland from 20th to 21st May. This will be Their Royal Highnesses’ fifth annual visit to Ireland since 2015. Their Royal Highnesses' visit is made at the request of the British Government and will celebrate the links between the two Nations and their people. Themes of Their Royal Highnesses’ programme will include a focus on environmental sustainability and community involvement as well as highlighting Irish culture and the country’s natural beauty.
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In February 2019 Their Royal Highnesses visited the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, together with President Higgins and his wife. His Royal Highness and the President were named as join Patrons of the Institute in September 2017 during a shared visit to Dumfries House, the Scottish estate The Prince of Wales saved for the nation.
In March 2019 Their Royal Highnesses attended a dinner at the Irish Embassy in London to mark St Patrick’s Day and celebrate UK and Irish relations. The Prince of Wales’s full speech from this event can be accessed here.
Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh made a State Visit to Ireland from 17th-20th May 2011, at the invitation of the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.
The Prince has officially visited Ireland six times before. Their Royal Highnesses have previously visited together in May 2015, May 2016, May 2017 and June 2018.